Manchester United star David de Gea has been voted as the best goalkeeper in the Premier League in a poll on Twitter.
True, this was an unofficial poll and one should not read too much into it, but the results are still worth discussing.
De Gea is easily one of the best goalkeepers in Europe. The 23-year-old arrived at United from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011 with a huge reputation, but he struggled in his debut season in the Premier League.
However, over the past two years at Old Trafford, De Gea has established himself as one of the key players for United.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Lloris is probably one of the most underrated goalkeepers in Europe. The 27-year-old France international has been at White Hart Lane since 2012 and is one of the most reliable custodians. Perhaps Spurs’ lack of Champions League football has played a role in him not always being recognised.
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois finishing third is probably a huge surprise. There can hardly be any argument against claims that he is the best young custodian in the world; as the season progresses he is certainly going to have more neutral admirers.